60th Annual Farm Science Review Showcasing the Latest in Agriculture
The State of Ohio will host its 60th Annual Agricultural Science Review Tuesday through Thursday at the Molly Cullen Agricultural Center in London, Ohio to educate attendees on new farming techniques and learn from industry experts.
FSR manager Nick Zachrich said when the event first began in 1963, it was a way for the agricultural industry to showcase new technology, giving Ohio an opportunity to showcase its research.
Zachrich said that at first there were about 100 exhibitors on 20 acres, but now there are hundreds of exhibitors on 90 acres. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend, he said.
According to the Farm Science Review websitethis year’s event will feature more than 600 commercial exhibitors from across North America, showcasing millions of dollars’ worth of machinery.
In addition to exhibitors from the agricultural industry, many Ohio extensions (community-based outreach units at the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences) and departments will have their own exhibits for outreach and adoption. says Zachrich.
The farm show is one of the few shows in the United States and the only one of its kind, said Zachrich.
“No other show does what we do as a college for education, one place at a time, like we do here,” said Zachrich.
Zachrich says FSR is a great resource for students to find potential careers. He said many companies participating in the event are hiring and looking for young people with expertise, even if they have no agricultural experience.
“Today, we often need highly skilled people in computer science, engineering, and business,” says Zachrich. “And they don’t necessarily need that kind of agricultural knowledge. It can be trained and learned, but they just need very talented people in the industry.”
Zachrich said there will be a Career Exploration Fair on Wednesday where students and mid-career professionals can connect with 20 leading companies in the agricultural industry.
Tim Sullivan, a third-year student in Agricultural Systems Management, has attended FSR since he was a child and says it’s great to be a part of the event as a student because it gives him the opportunity to gain experience at a large event. Told. Planning.
“This gives students hands-on experience planning an event and hands-on experience of putting a world-class show on display,” said Sullivan.
Zachrich said this year’s FSR will allow attendees to see how far agricultural technology has come in a short period of time.
“If you look at technology in the last five or 10 years, you can see how much we have progressed and evolved. says Zachrich.
Sullivan said FSR is a great opportunity for people to learn more about how their food is grown.
“I think there’s a lot to learn. I think it’s an industry that people should be excited about because it’s where their food comes from,” Sullivan said.